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look outside at the washington monument to get things started on this week. >> just makes things disappear. good morning. i'm sarah simmons i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. i don't know how to follow that except to change the subject and talk about schools. some school closings in garrett county, maryland. northern high school, northern middle school, hickory environmental education center and grantsville elementary are closed due to water problems. all other schools in garrett county are open on time today. >> let's check in with tucker now to get the latest on our weather. >> good morning. cold start to our day. got some cloud cover moving through. that is holing temperatures up a little bit. we are in the mid-30s. -- that is holding temperatures up a little bit. a cool afternoon. >> okay. cool, not cold. >> yeah, right there. >> windy? >> breezy. >> he's correcting everything you say. >> i'm glad you asked. it is 43 degrees at reagan national. 40 at dulles. 41 at bwi marshall. as you showed you a few minutes ago, much of the area in the 30s at this hour. we've
organizer of the 20th- century. he organized the march on washington. and he spoke to fdr and told him about the condition of black people in this country, working people in this country. and fdr said i don't disagree with anything you said, but you have to make me do it. this is a story that barack obama, who was a senator then running for president, responded and said make me do it. make me do it. and i think that is the challenge of this second term. who will have president obama's here? it is not about what is in his heart or what he believes. he is a community organizer. he did not -- he responds to demand. power concedes nothing without a demand. it never has and it never will. and that is, i think, the challenge of the many different groups that actually elected him. i think the first time around, in 2008, people were shocked. they were exhausted. and they also saw a real right- wing backlash against president obama that they did not want to contribute to. that was racist as well. you know, the birth or movement, you cannot be from here. who wants to back that? now it is four years la
all the hardship we've been through, despite all the frustrations of washington, i've never been more hopeful about our future. >> reporter: president obama returns to the white house this afternoon. moving forward, the president says he'll work across party lines to focus on a number of issues including the economy, tax reform, and immigration policy. >> the next big thing. bigad shaban in chicago. thank you so much. meanwhile exit polls found a divide among race and generations. the president's share of white voters shrunk from 2008. with more, here is anthony mason. >> here are three key groups that helped put the president over the top. the first was women. he won women 55% to 43%. that's about the same margin he won them by in 2008. he also won hispanics 69% to 29%. that's an improvement over how he did four years ago and they're a larger part of the electorate now. they were 10% this time around. four years ago, they were just 9%. finally he won young voters 50% to 36%. not as good as he did four years ago, but still an overwhelming victory among young voters. and when they left
several hours, cloud cover breaking up. a few clouds north of washington and fredericksburg south. still clouds over the mountains, where they are still recovering and power out in western maryland from allegheny, garrett county. dealing with power outages there. as we go forward throughout the day today, we'll have temperatures rather chilly. in fact, we'll be chillier than average for the next several days. right now, down to 34. manassas, prince william, charles county, to 40 degrees. mid 30s in montgomery county. a cold start, down to 34. chan dough wavalley, many locations in the 30s this morning. hour by hour throughout the day. 6:00 a.m. temp tufrs in the 30s, much of the region, a light breeze, but the winds will pick up a bit. gusts to 15, 20 miles an hour from time to time by noon, and partly cloudy, near 50, maybe much stronger gusts during the afternoon to 25 miles an hour. breezy, chilly day coming up. but we'll have welcome sunshine in and out. sunshine, 7:37. sunset, 6:06. friday morning traffic, first look with danella. >> taking the beltway, i'm checking for construction
. washington boulevard had a crash blocking the right and the left lane. let's head back up to damascus now. if you're traveling along ridge road, it's closed between woodville road because of an accident that now has downed wires. on the roadway, not safe at all. please avoid the road if possible. if you're traveling the icc, hardly any volume. traveling westbound, just past georgia avenue, have a report of an accident and it's blocking the left lane and the center lane. but again, very light volume. so if you're traveling westbound, just stick to the left lane. >>> developing story in northeast washington. right now, firefighters are trying to figure out what sparked a warehouse fire near gallaudet university. this is happening at the union market building at the intersection of fourth and moore street. megan mcgrath is there with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: you can see behind me here a lot of the firefighters still here on the scene. at this point, the fire is under control. they're keeping a close eye on it, though, because it had a number of flare-ups through the evening. th
and the election. -- where. "good morning washington" at 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it's friday, november 2. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. let's get to a meteorologist jacqui jeras with our forecast. >> good morning. a chilly start. that willll be the rule the next couple days. 43 degrees is where we are starting out at reagan national with pretty light wind, so we are not dealing with multiple wind chills. cold temperatures 32 in oakwood, virginia, 32 in stafford 33 in mchenry maryland, and 35 in chantilly -- 32 in elkwood. there could be a sprinkle or snow flurry later this morning. otherwise dry. high temperature of about 10 degrees below average. we should reach about 55 by 5:00. let's check on traffic with steve hershorn. >> not bad for this friday morning. here we are at the dulles interchange, 28. route 28 is a little east of dulles airport, looking pretty good. 270 at 109, no problems. looks good through frederick county and madera county and down to the lane divide, and looking goo
elsewhere. report of another crash southbound on the baltimore- washington parkway approaching 410. volume increasing as you work northbound continuing out towards 395. no accidents to report continuing out to the american legion bridge. on the bridge, that is where they're checking for accident activity. keep your eyes peeled for that as you continue on the inner loop working your way from tyson's and continuing up towards the american legion bridge and out towards 270. check for the the crash here. we have reports of delays on the metro blue orange line. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. etraffic. >> it has been a tight race for weeks and one day before the presidential election, numbers are still showing strong support for both candidates. a new "washington post" abc news poll shows president obama with 49% to republican nominee mitt romney's 48%. now, other polls reveal similar signs that this election day will be one to watch from start to finish. >> and was as we all know, it will be another hectic day for both presidential candidates. >> president obama and republican nom
stands as it enters the last weekend. what happens when all of the ads stop? tonight on "washington week." >> four more years! four more years! four more years! gwen: the candidate's final pitch. who really owns hope and change? >> the question of this election comes down to this -- do you want more of the same or do you want real change and we want real change. >> we know what change looks like. and what the governor's offering ain't it. gwen: the polls can't predict it. the crowds can't guarantee it and even the early voters can't. >> it ended in the great recession of 2008. >> we know what this movie looks like at the end of the movie. turn on the tv and look at europe. >> a toss-up election, complete with its own october surprise. unpredictable, political embraces. >> if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. gwen: then today, 171,000 new jobs adds to mostly good economic news. now, it's up to you. covering the week jackie comes of the "new
. as well as his super human warrior image. director of a media charm campaign in washington is what the reporter called it. and she said it is intoxicating for journalists, it's a thrill traveling with a four-star general, and she said at one point it did sort of pop through my head, boy, don't you have a war to run here? >> he thought very highly of himself. >> stephanie: apparently. she said i can see how intoxicating it would be. he was a total flirt with both men and women, people respond to it. >> but would the male reporters call it flirty? >> stephanie: no. >> friendly maybe. >> friendly, yeah. >> stephanie: jacki it also is noted that classified information is used as a pickup line in washington. >> really? >> no, the pickup line is i work for so and so. that is the classic pickup line in washington. >> and if you have seen veep you have seen all of that. >> it's not about your own marriage. it's all about who you work for. which obviously has been incredibly successful because i'm still single. >> stephanie: we love you. [ applause ] >> stephanie: and then
get bigger outside of washington, d.c. a current problem, if you will, for the president -- for the republican party. after nearly a seven-year quest for the presidency, it was not the night mitt romney had hoped for. msnbc's chris jansing is outside headquarters in boston. it's eerie how quiet it is. there's nothing going on behind you. that's not the way they thought this was going to be the morning after the election. >> to say the least. and you mentioned mitt romney had spent almost seven years for president. it was over in about five minutes. a short of gracious concession speech. but that was preceded, chuck, by 90 of what were thought to be bizarre minutes where the media called for barack obama. and some for mitt romney said they would contest it there. at one point ryan got in his van and returned to the hotel. there was a question even when they said he was coming over here to make remarks whether it would be a concession speech. about an hour and a half after the networks called it, the mitt romney did call the president and then came into this ballroom for wh
, who told supporters in boston he gave it his all and insisted washington must come together. >> the nation, as you know, is at a critical point. at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> the romney family has chosen to give back to america through public service, and that is the legacy that we honor and applaud tonight. >> reporter: the president won with slim majorities in key states -- ohio, pennsylvania, wisconsin, iowa, colorado, new hampshire. virginia and nevada weren't called until early this morning after he was declared the projected winner. still outstanding, florida, where at 2:00 a.m. people were still in line voting. and, of course, all of their votes will still have to be counted, not to mention provisional ballots in ohio that we thought might be the deciding factor in this race. we're live this morning in chicago at obama's victory headquarters, i'm tracie potts. back to you. >> tracie, a question for you. we know the president -- the race was called fo
washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. the latest poll of the battleground states show a slight advantage for president obama, ahead by 6 in iowa, three in wisconsin, and just two, well within the margin of error in new hampshire. but this week he's really been focused on new jersey, touring the storm damage there with governor chris christie, a republican rival who has said repeatedly the president's done a great job responding to the storm. analysts say the president could be scoring some political points from that endorsement only from governor chris christie. meanwhile, governor romney making three campaign stops yesterday. today he'll focus on virginia. in florida he toned down his message. he didn't even mention president obama as he spoke to voters in jacksonville last night and said he was criticizing the administration's record on small business. governor ejeb bush did talk abot the president and talked about some of his failures, as he put it, in office. meantime, we're looking at early voting resumed here in d.c. and maryland, but up in the flood ravaged
because they did not know they could wait inside. here in northwest washington, we heard reports of people standing in these lines for as long as three hours. >> i've been voting here for 25, 30 years and i've never seen lines like this. never. >> reporter: later in the afternoon, many of the lines were gone. like here at the boys and girls club in laurel. >> it wasn't too long. it was worth the wait. >> reporter: he said it shows residents are dedicated to making their vote count. >> clearly there is frustration. the good and the bad. people are coming out and coming out in record numbers. >> polls close here in maryland at 8:00. reporting live from green belt. news4. >> thank you. >>> it is a cold day and night for all those voters standing in those lines outside the polling locations. storm team 4 meteorologist doug kammerer is here with a look at some win weather and more of it headed our way. >> it is possible. i think by this time tomorrow, some areas will be seeing at least some snow flakes in parts of our area. this cold air is here and all we need is the storm. a coastal storm mak
here. jobs are critically important, and i think if you take a look at what is wrong with washington, d.c. compan, there a long list of people. the jobs bill as a prime example that you brought up. it is interesting the gentleman i am running with is hyper partisan. he mentioned rosa, and she has gotten off hold of me and said he has not been much of the health on the subcommittee, and quite frankly, what needs to be done is people need to work together as americans. is when doesion thi politics trump jobs? is it when clean air or clean water is at stake or perhaps politics? >> the answer is jobs, and we need to create an environment in washington, d.c., where we are working together. we are trying to create an environment of working together. it is a political year. of course she is going to endorse the senator that best represents her local view, which is connected. >> senator, your turn. >> she did not endorse me. she just said what the record was. politics should never trump jobs. the problem was not wanting to invest in this country. clean water and clean air, it is a $3 billion in
news sunday." ♪ ♪ >> chris: hello, again, from fox news in washington. we'll talk with our guests in a moment. first the update on the tense military situation on the israel-gaza border. fox news correspondent leland vittert is on the scene with the latest. >> reporter: there is no question, this is a country on the brink of war. behind me are tankss maneuvering waiting for the order to head to the gaza strip. the iron dome intercepted rockets today but there been a dozen israelis injuried in the attack. the airstrikes continue to pound away. 70 palestinians dead. the israeli air force say they hit 1,000 targets so far. the ground war is just getting ready. the tankss armored personnel carriers moving to fighting position so far. there are 30,000 reservists drafted awaiting orders that could come in 24 to 48 hours. the israeli envoy that is in cairo and involved in peace talk. islamic jihad and trying to bring about cease-fire. back to you in washington. >> chris: joining us now two leading senators. saxby chambliss, vice chair of the intelligence committee. and joseph lieberman h
they have all that snow. still only in the 30s there. closer to washington, the areas in green are beginning to climb into the 50s. it's 50 at reagan national. photos, new ones of the heavy snow devastation in western maryland. that will be coming up in a minute. we'll have the seven day outlook as well. >> can't wait to see the pictures, tom. >> we are going to check the midday traffic for the first time. >> yes, danella sealock can tell us how it's going on the roadway. >> we are seeing effects of sandy on the roads if you are traveling in the district. 200 trees down in the area. if you are making the commute on local roadways, be careful, use caution and look out for downed trees. also, traveling up new york avenue in northwest, the right lane is blocked by water repair. i's going to last four to six hours from now. word of construction on the american legion bridge on the outer loop. the left lane is blocked. back to you. >> thanks. >>> we are following a developing story right now. new criminal charges are expected today in the child sex abuse scandal at penn state university. the scho
is our guest. "washington journal" is next. host: federal officials including lawmakers on capitol hill are looking at how to slash wait times and possibly boost early voting. that will be hours subject for the first section of this edition of "the washington journal." for the first 45 minutes we will be talking to you about remedies to speed up the voting process. the numbers are on the screen. you can reach out to us by social media. @cspanwj. the conversation constantly going on on facebook -- facebook.com/cspan. we begin this morning with a look at the lead story in "the baltimore sun." pushed to speed of voting processes is the headline. he writes -- we want to find out from you, our viewers and listeners, your thoughts and remedies on speeding up the voting process. more from the article in "the baltimore sun." the article goes on to talk about a bill being proposed by virginia by senator mark warner. it says -- we would like to show you a little bit more about what the president had to say regarding voting lines and polling places. his thinking people and appreciating the time th
to washington today after winning the electoral college, the popular vote and a second term. good evening, i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the "newshour" tonight, kwame holman wraps up the results and the reaction and ray suarez reports from chicago on the president's day. >> woodruff: we assess the tactics that led to success for the obama campaign and failure for mitt romney. >> ifill: we examine the messages voters sent yesterday with jeffrey brown, who looks at the makeup of congress and the new laws around the country. >> woodruff: what to do about the fiscal cliff, healthcare and immigration? we explore the challenges ahead in the next four years. >> ifill: and back with us again, for analysis, are mark shields and david brooks. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and
a possible review of the military drone strategy. "washington journal" is next. host: good morning. welcome to "washington journal." congress returns to washington with the clock counting down on time left to tackle the tough fiscal cliff and make decisions about taxes, spending, and budget cuts. states are looking at how they can be affected. a question for you this morning, whether states should have a say in budget talks. here are the numbers to call. if you can also find us online. here is the headline in "the new york times." the pew center has a new study out called "the impact on the fiscal cliff on states." here is what it says. we would do more into these and how they will specifically affect states on an individual basis. there is a question on whether the fiscal cliff would hurt. it says -- our question for you this morning is whether the states should have a stake of in negotiations. looking more in the story "the new york times." it says -- some of the benefits states could receive, nobody is retained that president obama and republicans in congress will fail to reach
>> as they returned to washington this week, some lawmakers from both parties were talking about compromise to avoid the january fiscal cliff, showing a willingness to put spending cuts and revenues on the negotiating table. the white house warned that the uncertainty of potential tax hikes for middle-class taxpayers could hurt consumer confidence during the holiday shopping session. that could have a big effect on the economy. the washington post writes that the white house is ratcheting up pressure to avoid the fiscal cliff. on c-span tonight, we will bring you some of the house and senate debate from august of 2011, when congress passed the budget control act that triggered cuts to take effect on january 1. we will also hear from president obama, who signed the deficit reduction measure into law, part of the deal to raise the debt ceiling. first, senate majority leader harry reid and republican majority leader mitch mcconnell will talk on the senate floor about the january fiscal deadline. >> since our country voted to return president obama to the white house, i have spoken o
>>> good morning, everyone. taking a live look over washington national airport. 32degrees is something like what that says or 43. too early in the morning. >> welcome to fox 5 morning news. time now to talk about our weather. tucker, 42, 43, we can't see it. >> around 40 degrees. it will be a very chilly morning. kids will want a jacket. much like the weekend, our high temperatures later today will only top out around 50. a cool weather pattern continues. satellite-radar, cloud cover moving through the area. mostly cloudy skies reported at reagan national at the moment. by midday, we'll start to get breaks and a partly to mostly sunny afternoon. as i just mentioned, temperatures will remain on the cool side for just a couple of days. lots more coming up including a look at your election day weather and this nor'easter we've been talking about the last couple of days when that arrives as well. >> thank you. >>> the final push is on. both presidential candidates are dedicating their last full day of campaigning to the battle ground state. president obama is making stops in w
battleground map we have been featuring for the last week or so here on the "washington journal." assuring the swing states in this election. this morning on the washington journal, we want to hear from the voters in the non-yellow states. everyone else in a blue, give us a call. we want to hear what you think about campaign 2012. our phone lines are open. we have already been getting a few comments on facebook. we want to start of christopher's from minnesota, he writes in, the electoral college needs to go away. john from maryland -- in other non-swing state writes -- my view is that the media has made too much out of the debates and hasn't focused enough of its energy on the ground with actual voters and personal stories. and finally, my goal from massachusetts writes, since my vote will not matter, have put my energy into getting democratic support for president obama when he is reelected, elizabeth warren for senate. we want to hear from those in non-swing states this morning. the phone lines are open. as we are waiting for you to call, i will point to the front page of usa today. the
that demographic shift. i remember when i came to washington. i remember writing an article for it -- remember that --public opinion magazine? >> yeah. i think you will see people start to write about a democratic electoral lock due to the changing demographics. we are seeing an electorate where the democrats are doing well among african-americans, hispanics, asians, younger voters, and white liberals. now that needle appears to have moved slightly to the democrats, so that if you have a kind of normal base election, the democrats have a very slight advantage. i think most people say we will continue to grow over time, unless the republicans do something to make inroads into some of the court demographics. if you look at the house races, you have to be cautious because the -- about the big message you are drawing. yes, the democrats gained what looks to me by my count about eight house seats. half their gains have to do with coming from illinois and california and are largely redistricting gains. but republican still control the house. what would you say was the democrats' message this electio
will travel to colorado and iowa. >> the washington post today is out with its endorsements of major questions. endorses question 7 the dream act which would allow illegal immigrants to pay instate tuition. on question 5 whether to approve the congressional redistricting map. the post recommends against it. saying allows politicians to choose their voters rather than the other way around. the board supports question 6 to allow same sex marriage and expanding gambling in maryland including a casino and national harbor, the post says should vote for question 7 saying the state can't afford to pass up the projected revenue. >> millions of people in more than 30 states and dc came out ely to cast their vote before election day. early voting has played a huge roll with key states already releasing the party of those who voted early. voters in our area responded to this year's early voting. i've seen some of the footage. >> the lines. i know wisdom was telling us, he had to wait in line as well. huge turn out for early voting. of those early votings, specifically in florida, 43% were democrats and 4
. >>> here is a look for our advisories. not here and washington but just north and east. a winter weather advisory where they are expecting accumulations of about an inch of snow. there's your planner, high temperatures, you are looking at them. 40 degrees. the winds are going to pick up in the wake of the system and a little snow and rain around here by 5:00 p.m. more details on the storm coming up. let's do traffic and get the latest from julie wright. >> right now no problems reported off of 66. traffic volume heavy and slow towards 28. and traffic volume slowing here at fair oaks eastbound at 123. all of the lanes are open. had a little hiccup reports on the beltway. traffic remains heavy and slow. lanes are open both south on 95 to 290. accident active still in play. still tying up the two right lines. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> america has decided. and president bar back obama wins a second term in office as our nation's president. and the popular vote the president leads romney by 2.3 million votes. >> take a look at the electoral map. president obama with 303
"washington journal" is live with your callswithtweets and emails, next. >> so, we asked them to look beyond the speeches, the attacks, and the ads. look to the record. because words are cheap. a record is real and it is earned with effort. >> we have come too far to turn back now. we have come too far to let our hearts grow faint. now is the time to keep pushing forward, educate all of our kids, rebuild our infrastructure, the stock -- discover new sources of energy, restore our democracy, and make sure that no matter who you are, no matter what you look like for where you come from, no matter your last name or who you love, you can make it in america if you try. [applause] ♪ host: president obama in virginia, before that was mitt romney in colorado as this last- minute campaign marathon continues, 48 hours before polls opened in much of the country. it is sunday, november 4. it is not just a presidential election, but the presidential races getting a lot of attention. virginia is the home to the most expensive race in this cycle. "60 minutes" will be looking at the senate,
of the impact was felt yesterday with the heavy rains up in washington state. we notice that front has now pushed all the way into northern idaho and montana. the storm is still bringing here, about a bring a little chunk of rain into the greater portland area and up towards seattle. the north side just locked in with the rain. we have a moisture connection far to the south. it went all the way down and is lingering near san francisco, san jose and sacramento. so, pretty big storm by any standards in the west. i wouldn't say it was the most impactful storm, nothing like the east coast saw, but it was a pretty good one. as far as the forecast for today, we'll continue, especially early rain around san francisco and definitely in the northwest. notice temperatures aren't do bad for this time of though, you should stay dry around san diego to los angeles. i'll give you a look at your friday forecast coming up and also the election day forecast. >> an important one. bill, thank you. >>> well, just 120 hours to go before election day. governor romney continues on the stump, while president obam
back. to what seemed a hinge of history. >> the change we need doesn't come from washington, change comes to washington. >> reporter: the crowds were bigger, moran tour russ, more hopeful. for so many people it was magic. but it couldn't happen again. that's not how life works. this is real. this is politics. >> listen, we know what change looks like, madison, and what he's selling ain't it. giving more power back to the biggest banks, that's not change. another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy is not change. >> reporter: there are two keys to victory for obama this time around, first is dedication, he needs crowds not to so much fall in love with him again but to grip down and get out that vote and to do that he needs the young people, the american electorate of tomorrow. there are 39,000 students at the university of wisconsin and in this state they can register to vote up to election day. why did you vote for him? >> well, i'm gay, so that is a big pull for me. romney is very anti-gay marriage and obama, since he came out and supported gay marriage last spring, that's
over the television with foreign correspondence stations not just in washington and florida, but all over the u.s. extensive coverage in newspapers, websites. virtually every foreign news organization has on its website a prominent section devoted to the u.s. election. that's tough to imagine in the u.s., that we would pay that kind of attention to another country's political contest. in fact, "the times" in london said their u.s. election section is now their most clicked aside from their home page and the views of it have gone up about 500% since august. part of the reason for all of this global attention is that so many people in so many other countries are looking for a catalyst for change in their own nations coming from a strong decision in the u.s. tonight there will be watch parties all over the world lasting all night long. lynn? >> all right, michelle kosinski for us in london. >>> right now vice president joe biden is in line along with his wife jill and son beau. he is the first of the major candidates to make it to the polling place this morning. mr. biden is at a high s
their voices. they will play a very important role. it you are not going to be able to change washington solely from the inside. that is what the president has always believed, that we need the american people to keep pushing on washington and their leaders. you just cannot transfer this. people are not going to spend hours away from their families and their jobs contributing financially when it is are for them to do it unless they believe in the candidate. all of this, the door knocks, the contributions made, the phone calls made, or because these people believed in barack obama. for candidates who want to try and build a grass-roots campaign, it's not going to happen because there is a list are because you have the best technology. they have to build up the kind of emotional appeal so people are willing to go out there and spend their time and resources and provide their talents because they believe in someone and what they are offering. we are hopeful that many people that helped us this time will end up running for office themselves, are leading nonprofit, or playing enormously valuable rol
have leadership -- leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not care less if it's a republican or a democrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >> a meeting wrapping up in northwest washington to discuss fines from automated traffic cameras. as new finds take d.c. speed cameras, increases the fine for the driver. brianne carter joins us with the finesy some say should be even lower. some say that compared to in the area,ctions high.are just too it is all about revenue versus safety and whether paying more when it comes to public safety. she is one of the many people in paid then who has in d.c. says the camera tickets are too costly. >> it is like giving away free money. >> this morning, a council committee held a hearing on a ofposal to lower the cost tickets and other automated fines to $50. >> we think that traffic safety should be about safety, not about generating revenue. >> the police union president disagrees. finess that lowering would impact public safety. >> the messag
hot button issues. >> tracey mitchell is an washington with the race to the white house. >> this race is so close, analysts are predicting a cliffhanger. it is the finale. >> accomplishing real change is not just something i talk about. it is something i have done and that something i will do as president of the united states. >> we know what change looks like. >> in a race still close to call, what matters most in these final hours is getting folks to the polls, especially in those key battleground states. >> if you want to see where the real battleground states are, look at where they are spending their last 24 hours. these are the state's their polls show are still in contention. >> cover mitt romney makes five stops in four states. >> if you are willing to work with me and knocked on some doors and make some phone calls, we will win wisconsin. >> the president is on the beat. three stops, three states -- wisconsin, ohio and iowa. polls give the president a razor-thin lead and that is not enough to claim victory. both men have fanned out their campaigns across the country. >> we ne
to end donations for sandy's victims tonight. this is first baptist church for the city of washington. they held a prayer vigil and had a special offering for the victims, volunteers and first responders. stay with news 4 and nbc washington.com for the latest on hurricane sandy's impact. to help storm victims, you can go to red cross.org. can you call 1-800-help-now or text the word red cross to 90999 to make a $10 donation. >>> two women attacked in the district in less than two weeks and one of those attacks happened in a college dorm room. tonight students we talked to want to know how the suspect got in. plus, puppets all over the national mall today. the mess >>> at this hour, there are still some streets in the heart of downtown bethesda shut down because of a water main break. arlington road between old georgetown road and edge more lane is blocked for repairs. a ten inch main broke this morning. eight homes were affected. officials say they expect to reopen the road sometime tomorrow morning. police say they have the man responsible for attacking two women in the district last
lake research partners. she joins us from washington d.c. linda, it is like christmas eve for political junkies. >> it's great to be here. you're right, it is christmas eve for those pollsters. >> it is so fun. how do you feel about tomorrow? >> i feel cautiously optimistic, but i think you had the most important story. we cannot let this election be stolen by people throwing voters away and throwing voters out. it's an outrage what's going on in states like florida and ohio. >> it is, and it's a marginal amount. if ohio is insisting on 300,000 people using provisional ballots and setting you will hurdles all of that makes a difference. what early results might predict who wins, what are you going to be watching? >> so the first state i'm going to be watching is virginia, which closes at 7:00 eastern tile. obviously if we win that state that's a good start. north carolina at 7:30, ohio at 7:30. one important thing to watch in ohio is how many of these votes are disputed, but also what's the level of turnout. the republicans say one of the best turn out the votes is in ohio. really watch
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